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Hoi An

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Traveling for 2 months on a "Family Vacation"

Sandnes

Never travel with family for more than 2 weeks...

Fun with Buddha & Co.

Vientiane

Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan) is one quirky place just...

Kisumu Night Life

Kisumu

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A Student ID Will Save You $3

Panama City

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Visit Maximon on Your Own - No Tour Guide Necessary

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Sleeping at La Flor with the turtles

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Silver Dolphin guesthouse

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